“Annual run and walk celebrates both Earth Day and Liberty State Park” 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.--Lace up your shoes for The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 27, at Liberty State Park.

Proceeds benefit the AREO Fund, a non-profit organization that helps facilitate various programs throughout Hudson County including Earth Day, Movies in the Park, Stride and Ride, and the Farmers Market.

Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA), is an agency governed by a Board of Commissioners that provides many services to the residents of Hudson County such as solid waste/recycling management, education, planning, energy, public financing and transportation management. 

In 2018 Sebastien Baret, 40, of Jersey City, was the overall winner of the 5K with a time of about 16 and a half minutes. Regan Colestock, a resident of Brooklyn, 31, was the first female to finish with a time of slightly more than 20 minutes.

There were 370 timed finishers in 2018, according to race results provided by compuscore, a race timing company.

The course traverses through scenic Liberty State Park along the Hudson River waterfront and is USATF-NJ certified. T-shirts will be provided to all pre-registrants and post registrants while supplies last. Post race refreshments will be served at the Earth Day Fair, featuring the Earth Day Kid’s Kingdom, following the 5K, 11 am - 4 pm.

All activities, including parking, are located in Liberty State Park. The race is held at Audrey Zapp Drive in Jersey City and the start time for both the walk and run is set for 10 a.m. (The Registration Includes Parking) 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Remember you can sign up for the “Competitor Timed” 5K Run/Walk, or just the 5K, which is not timed, but will help raise funds for the park. (There is both a timed run and an non-timed walk or run.)

Trophies will be awarded to first, second, third place overall male and female. Medals to first, second, third place male and female in the following categories: 14 & younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 & 80+.


Click here to print out paper registration form, or register online here:





                                                                                        Link to .... Audrey Zapp Drive in Jersey City


For further information or special needs call: 201-324-6222   ext... 3257


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News Reporter

David-Douglas Brown

Edited by Kate Hafner







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